America’s richest and most powerful celebrities

No one can deny the fact that television play a huge role in one’s daily life. Television influences us and our children’s mind in both good and bad ways. Yet there is absolutely no way we can restrain ourselves from watching it. Therefore today, celebrities sit on one of the most powerful positions in the world. Here are the 10 most powerful celebrities of the world-

10. Madonna- the pop artist who has influenced many young men and women to sing is sitting at number 10.

9. Johnny Depp– The tattoo lover is an actor, screenwriter and director who has stared in two films so far that have made a profit of 1 billion, making him one of the most powerful celebrities.

8. Sandra Bullock– with two hit films in a row and an oscar in her hand, Sandra Bullock is not only a powerful celebrity but currently the most highly paid actress.

7. U2- the world’s biggest rock band had a world tour in 2009 that had made 311 million dollars. Each tour brings in 10 million dollars, and with the addition of their income from C.D’s and stage shows, they are the highest earning band in the world.

6. Britney Spears– despite the hard time after her break up with ex husband, Britney Spears managed to get back on the charts of highest selling albums in 2009. This is perhaps what they call, “sweet revenge.”

5. Tiger Woods- Tiger Woods’ fall from global sports icon to tabloid fodder was stunning. However, he remains the highest paid athlete in the world with brands such as nike and electronic arts at his feet for advertising.

4. Lady Gaga– a new comer in the world of fame, she grabbed attention with her outlandish outfits and strange videos. She now earns a whopping 96 million a year.

3. James Cameron–  director of the highest grossing film of all time,  Avatar, which earned $2.7 billion at the box office alone and has changed the way Hollywood makes films. In the near future almost every studio blockbuster will be released in 3-D. Cameron is already at work on Avatar 2.

2. Beyonce Knowles– continues to expand her empire beyond music. Endorsement deals with companies such as Nintendo and L’Oreal, her growing House of Dereon fashion line bring in millions of dollars per year.

1. Oprah Winfrey– host of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah Winfrey, is the only self made billionaire celebrity in the world. She gets more media attention than any other celebrity in the world and had made spawned the careers of Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz.

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Ambani brothers at war.

After their split in business a couple a years ago, the richest brothers in the world, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, seem to be constantly competing against each other, not only at work but also at home.

The brothers divided their billion dollar property after the death of their self-made father and oil tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. Ever since, there has been no stoping for the two who are determined to beat each other in the race.

The two took their competition home. While the elder, Mukesh Ambani spent a whopping $60 million to buy his wife a corporate jet for her 44th birthday, the younger, Anil, did not feel left behind because the year after he spent $84 million on a Yacht that he bought for his wife, Tina Ambani.

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With the opening of Mukesh’s new billion dollar house in Mumbai, which has been announced the most expensive house in the world, it is obvious Anil probably feels a little left behind. However, it is probably not long before the younger brother had something new to challenge his brother with.

Pam Anderson In India!

Yesterday, US model and actress, Pam Anderson, arrived in Mumbai, India, to be a part of the reality TV show, Big Boss.

Anderson was much awaited by her fans who gathered around the airport to get a glimpse of her. However, the greetings did not make her feel welcome, instead they scared her.

Anderson, who is going to be on the show for only 3 days will be reportedly paid 5 million dollars. Yet, this celebrity had made quite a fuss about not being on the show alone without her personal secretary.

The show however, is not to keen on the issue as they cannot have non-celebrities on it.

Much to many of the Indian fan’s disappointment, Anderson will not be wearing her skimpy clothes on the show, a let down for those who expected her to wear the revealing bikini she wore in Baywatch.

However, fans are all “geared up” to see the actress on the show starting on 18th.

Batman

The ever green love for Batman among both, guys and girls, has resulted in two Batman movies and a third one being filmed. While the first two made their mark in the box office, director Christopher Nolan is determined to make history with his third one.

Despite the buzz for the movie, viewers are dying to know who is the actress who is going to play the love interest for Batman’s alter ego, played  by Bruce Wayne, in this movie. In the last two movies, Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal did an excellent job playing the part. However, the director has taken a step further and decided to have two actresses in the movie.

The famous names being considered for the “Dark Knight Rises” include the A-list actresses of Hollywood. Among them: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.

While one of the actresses will be paired with the dashing actor, the other will play the evil mastermind. However, it is still a while before the decission will be made.

The movie which is due releases in June 2012 is waited by all its audience.

Attack

The last we heard of Al- Qaida, the group under Osama bin Laden who crashed the World Trade Center, was last month when they threatened to attack a European country for forbidding Muslim women from wearing the Burkha in public places.

However, the plan to have something like the Mumbai attack, on a leading five star hotel, in the continent is perhaps planned for before the end of the year, as an official from Germany believes.

“We have got information that they have planned or are planning a plot like the Mumbai plot in Europe and the United States,” says August Hanning, an ex minister of state from Germany.

According to a source, Osama Bin Laden himself, had sent a video message threating the nation. He  included a form that he had signed too. Another official that is known to be part of this group is Kashmiri, a soldier who fought Kashmir, India. He is thought to have the leading part after Osama.

Diwali

The most celebrated festival in India, Deepavali (diwali), was celebrated this Friday with great pride and enjoyment. The festival which is most commonly known for its colors, firecrackers and sweets, was far greatly celebrated this year because of the arrival of President Obama the next day. The festival, which can be considered a Christmas for Indians, includes plenty of lighting in the houses and prayers (poojas) to welcome Goddess Laxmi and Ganesh to bring wealth to the houses. Diwali is a religious as well as fun festival, which tells the story of Lord Ram returning from exile after several years.

Every Indian spends time and  money on celebrating the festival. While some can only afford a small prayer in their houses, other go out of their ways to spend on a large hall which includes plenty of people to pray and burst crackers together. Some even fast on the day to honor and offer tribute to the Lord. While others eat plenty to celebrate. Some  buy new clothing for themselves. While some do not believe in that. By the end of the day it is a festival which brings together people to enjoy, and during the evening the sky is full of firecrackers. Diwali is celebrated by most religions, cultures and states in India.

Ever man in India awaits Diwali the entire year. Some men go to the extent of spending one million dollars on firecrackers. The day of Diwali is hectic for the elders. Most of them, spent the day creating footsteps from the main door to the cupboard to help the Lord find place to sit. They also have to make gujhiya, special Diwali homemade sweet. In the evening, there is as story that the elders of the family tell, and finally the firecrackers are bought out.   Diwali is the funnest festival and loved by most Indians.

Obama to be in INDIA!

The people of India cannot begin to explain their enthusiasm about the current US president, Barack Obama, visiting India this Sunday. The security is being tightened around the capital, New Delhi, and the places he is to visit. Even the five star hotel in Delhi, Maurya Shelton, which will be the President’s residence for couple of days, has refused to rent rooms to others.   “Authorities are taking no chance with security measures and we are doing whatever is needed,” a senior police official said.

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